Baguio Manor Hotel
Baguio Manor Hotel by Constantine Agustin, on Flickr

Baguio City is known for its charm and beauty, drawing tens of thousands of tourists throughout the year. If you’re looking for a place to stay, you’ll find a wide range of options to fit your budget and preferences. Of course, during the famous Panagbenga Festival, most of these accommodations are fully booked. Thus, if you’re planning to visit the city in February, it actually pays to book a hotel several months ahead of schedule.

Your choice of accommodations may depend on a number of factors, including the length of your stay, itinerary, preference, and budget. Most tourists only spend a couple of days in the city. If you are one of those, then you can choose to stay in a student boarding house, transient house or hotel. There are also hotels that can accommodate extended stays, offering kitchens and laundry facilities or travelers can choose to rent an apartment or bachelor’s pad if planning to stay for at least a couple of weeks.

Backpackers and students will love the many boarding houses spread across the city. Often, these offer the cheapest rates but don’t expect stellar rooms with the price you are paying. Still, you’d have a comfortable bed to rest your weary head and a nice place to stash your belongings while you are out exploring the city.

A transient house is also a great choice for comfortable accommodations and a safe place to stay. This offers more privacy than a boarding house yet often come cheaper than regular hotels.

Elegant hotels offering spacious rooms and lots of fun facilities make the best choice for travelers seeking the best place to stay. These might come at a higher price but you do enjoy fantastic accommodations maintained by meticulous staff. There are also budget-friendly hotels that offer affordable rooms with great amenities. Although there are no 5-star hotels in the city, several 4-star hotels provide guests with a host of useful stuff, ample closet space, modern facilities, and posh furnishings.

To make the most out of your vacation, you might want to pick a place close to popular tourist spots. If you’re lucky, you might even find one that is within a short walk to Burnham Park! Don’t worry. The cost of living in Baguio City is much lower than in Manila so you can expect to find plenty of accommodations within your budget.